Intense and bright red with violet hues with captivating spicy and floral notes. A wine unfolding aromas of black fruits, evoking notes of blueberries and blackberries, characteristic of this variety. Superb structure, delicate tannins and a long, fresh, complex finish.
The Caiquén is a wild goose from Patagonia that flies across The Andes between Argentina and Chile. By embarking on this cross-border flight the Caiquén takes up a major challenge. Just like the Caiquén, Aurelio Montes, founder of the Chilean winery Bodega Montes, made several trips across the Andes until, in 2000 he rediscovered Mendoza as a generous land filled with superb vines and hardworking people.
The harvest presented extreme temperature variations, delaying budbreak and translating into lower sugar levels at first, which became stable in April. Polyphenolic ripeness was outstanding, especially for grapes harvested during this month.
The wines display a beautiful sense of balance, great interaction between alcohol and acidity, thick tannins, and fabulous concentration and aging potential.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry dishes.